Update: I got a Vitamix!
Have I ever mentioned that I love smoothies? I drink one almost every day. It seems that smoothies are becoming more and more mainstream. Evidence: Many of my friends now drink smoothies; Arizona made Callie a kale smoothie on Grey’s Anatomy a few weeks ago; and February’s edition of Real Simple magazine did a two-page spread on smoothies.
To support my smoothie addiction, I finally gave in and bought a Vitamix blender! I’ve had it for a couple of weeks now and have been enjoying the smoothest smoothies ever. Real Simple gave a recipe for a carrot-pineapple smoothie [3/4 cup pineapple, ½ cup ice, peeled orange, 2 chopped carrots, 1 banana]. I had tried carrots in my smoothies with a regular blender but was turned off by the chunky texture. Now I can enjoy perfectly smooth and frothy carrot smoothies whenever I want. 🙂
Today I used my blender to make creamy cashew cheese to fill beet “ravioli” and served it with lightly steamed beet greens. WOW!
And for dessert? Chocolate banana ice cream!